Friends of HTA asks you to consider providing a meaningful financial gift in support of Hawaii Technology Academy. As a public charter school, HTA is tuition-free and enrollment is open to public school students across the state.
Through its Annual Fund, Friends of HTA aims to raise 5–10% of the school’s overall operating budget to bridge the gap between the funding received from the State of Hawaii and the actual cost of educating each student.
MAKING THE DIFFERENCE IN A STUDENT’S LIFE
By partnering with Friends of HTA, individuals and organizations become champions who are making a difference in the lives of more than 1,000 children across the state. These champions and their support make it possible to provide public school students with a unique blend of technology-based and face-to-face instruction.
INSURING ACCESS TO EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES AND OPPORTUNITIES
The many qualities that set HTA apart—blended learning, exceptional faculty, a computer loan program, award-winning robotics program, and other enrichment opportunities—all have a cost. HTA is committed to offering these educational resources to its students while minimizing any fees to its families. To make this happen, HTA relies on the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, board members, and the greater community to champion and help fund its educational mission.
EVERY DONOR’S GIFT COUNTS
Every gift and every donor counts! What matters most is the act of giving that supporters demonstrate their support at whatever level possible.
About Friends of HTA
Friends of HTA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered in the State of Hawaii. EIN 46-3267676
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Contact Friends of HTA
To learn more about Friends of HTA, contact Caroline Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIENDS OF HTA BOARD
1. WHY IS PARENT PARTICIPATION SO IMPORTANT?
The mark of a great school is measured by both the amount of money raised and parent participation. Strong parent participation makes a statement about your confidence in the school and empowers HTA to continue on its path of providing an excellent education both inside and outside the classroom.
2. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE GIFT AMOUNT?
Gifts may range in size from $25 to more than $25,000. You are encouraged to make a meaningful gift each school year in the amount that is right for your family.
3. CAN I MAKE MY GIFT IN PAYMENTS?
Absolutely. Many families make a pledge at the beginning of the school year and set up recurring monthly or quarterly payments.
5. WHY NOT CHARGE TUITION OR A FEE IN LIEU OF AN ANNUAL FUND?
As a public charter school, HTA is committed to providing a high quality, tuition-free education to families across Hawaii. But the per-pupil funding HTA receives from the state only goes so far. Donations to the Annual Fund help ensure the breadth of programs and opportunities HTA can offer to students.
COMMEMORATIVE SURFBOARD DONORS
This surfboard was designed in collaboration with students and staff to commemorate the opening of the HTA Oahu Learning Center. The project was made possible by these generous donors:
Jessica Beukes, Megan Jones, Ashley Jones, Victoria Jones
Brent and Ethan Higa
Ashlyn and Bryan Quiros
J.P.E.G.T. PeBenito 'Ohana
Rayco Nielson and Ohana
The Snell Ohana
The Kippe Ohana
Jonathan and Debbie Sanders
The Valido Ohana
The Kaui Family
Ryan Bradley and Prishelle Domingo
Thank you to Mr. Collins and his Calculus students for the design and fabrication of the surfboard.